Family Law

As family lawyers, we understand that the fear of the unknown is one of the biggest concerns following a separation. That's why we're as compassionate as we are experienced.

Family law can be confusing and complex. By the time you have decided you need the support of a specialist family solicitor, you’re likely to have been told conflicting things. It can feel overwhelming just at a time where you need clarity and a sense of calm. That’s where our family lawyers can provide much needed trusted advice - to help resolve issues over children, property, and finances.

Our family law solicitors will help you and your family

We will help you understand the separation process and find a solution that works for all parties.

Both our family law solicitors, Joanne Matthews and Hannah Lester, believe in taking a constructive, non-confrontational approach to family law. Not only does this cause the least amount of stress at an already emotional time, it helps our clients reach an agreement with their ex-partner sooner rather than later and at less cost.

However, not all cases can be so easily resolved, and sometimes a disagreement will have to go to Court. If it does, one of our Family Law solicitors, or a recommended family law barrister, will be by your side offering the best advice and representation on the day.

No case is the same, but we have built up years of expertise in what can be a complicated area of the law. Whatever your family’s situation, we have the experience, knowledge, and understanding to help you through the difficult times.

By speaking to our family lawyers, you’ll be one step closer to finding a solution to your situation.

Discover your options for a fixed fee

If you want to know where you stand and what your options are, we offer a one-to-one family law consultation for a fixed fee of £149. Most clients discover something they were unaware of in this consultation, which reaffirms how important it is to find out what your options are.

 

85% of family law matters never reach court and are dealt with by reaching agreement between the two parties.

 

A few words from our clients

How we can help:

Divorce and seperation
Financial settlement
Prenuptial agreements
Cohabitation agreements
Parental responsibility & disputes

Meet our Family Law team

Joanne Matthews Head of Family Law Burnett Barker Solicitors

Head of Family Law
Joanne Matthews

Melanie Stafford Burnett Barker Solicitors Family CILEX Lawyer

Family CILEX Lawyer
Melanie Stafford

Laura Day Burnett Barker

Family Law Secretary
Laura Day

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For help and legal advice, call Burnett Barker Solicitors on 01284 701131. You can also send us a message, or pop in and see us at 20 Whiting Street, Bury St Edmunds - we have free parking on site!

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